Salty air, white powdery sand, and turquoise blue waters are just a few reasons why people cannot stop admiring beaches. Every country has its pride when it comes to vacations by the beach. Every continent boasts its paradise of clear and serene blue waters. A list of ten won't give justice to all of the beautiful beaches in the world. But to make life easier, here's a list of the best beaches to visit around the world:
10 Sconset Beach, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Sconset Beach is popular with the locals of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Tourists may ride an NRTA shuttle bus or through the bike path to reach the beach, but it is quite a challenging ride. The beach is very accessible and is handicapped-friendly. People enjoy walking and biking on the Sconset Bluff Walk, and a beach is also a go-to place for surfers because it produces rough waves.
9 Honokalani Beach, Wai'anapanapa State Park, Maui
One of the most beautiful exotic beaches is the Honokalani Beach in the Wai’anapanapa State Park of Maui, Hawaii. The black sand resulted from volcanic activities because the beach is located on a remote volcanic coast of Hawaii. The black sand compliments well with the lush green surrounding and the clear blue waters of the beach. The entrance fee is accessible to those who have IDs or driver's licenses and to children ages three and below, and with non-residents, the entrance fee is $5.00 for ages four and above.
8 Banana Beach, Phuket, Thailand
If tourists are looking for beaches that offer a more relaxing environment, Banana Beach is the perfect one. The beach lies in the Koh Hey (Coral) Island of Phuket. There are not many amenities here aside from a restaurant and restrooms. This destination is perfect for travelers who prefer personal space and is less crowded. Despite not having many amenities, the beach is rich in outdoor activities and adventures, from speed boat transfer to getting into the Island and enjoying the waters while kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, and more.
7 Seagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji
Seagrass Bay features the popular Laucala Island Resort, one of the most beautiful resorts for honeymooners. The Island is secluded, which is perfect for retreat vacations. Seagrass Bay is situated in a forest that houses some rare wildlife animals such as birds. The resort has twenty-five villas, private infinity pools surrounded by hypnotizing views of the beach and jungle. Activities to enjoy here include diving, hiking, golf, fishing, etc. Staying here can be extravagant, but worth it.
6 Marco Island, Florida
One of the active and best islands in America is Marco Island. The tourists will not find it challenging to look for comfortable accommodations as the Island provides numerous of these to choose from. The Island is surrounded by plenty of resorts and hotels, restaurants, swimming pools, name it all. It also hosts lots of outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, boating, etc. Nightlife on the island is exceptional because various resorts would host parties and events to entertain their guests.
5 North Island, Seychelles
This luxurious private Island is considered one of the most secluded and exclusive private islands worldwide. North Island is indeed a remote paradise situated in the archipelago of the Indian Ocean. Seychelles has plenty of beaches, and North Island is one of them. The Island has only 11 accommodation villas, and the minimum stay must be 4 to 7 nights. Additionally, the Island is known for having a pink sea during the sunsets.
4 Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is truly a haven of Whitsundays Island in Australia. Aside from that, it is the largest among the 74 other beaches on the Island. The beach's white sand compliments well with the turquoise blue waters, especially if viewed from above. There are various activities to do on the beach like a picnic, paddleboarding, hiking, and more. The best activity that gives a birds-eye view of the beach is through a helicopter ride where tourists can see an element of Van Gough’s “Starry Starry Night” painting – the swirling white and smooth sand of Whitehaven Beach.
3 Praia da Marinha, The Algarve, Portugal
Enough of the white sand beaches, Praia da Marinha features golden sand coming from the Island's limestones. There is no available public transportation on the Island. Hence, a choice for the tourists is renting a car or taking a taxi to reach the beach. Things to do here are snorkeling, hiking, and touring by boat. Suites Alba Resort & Spa is a popular accommodation place for tourists which offers a world-class dining experience.
2 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
One of the most remarkable gems in the archipelago of the Philippines is the paradise of El Nido, Palawan. El Nido hasn’t left the top list of the best attractions around the world. This Island is home to most of the popular attractions in the Philippines, and some of these are secret beaches, Nacpan beach, small lagoons, hidden Beach, Simizu Island, etc. Activities to enjoy here are canoeing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and other water sports.
1 Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
One of the prides of Greece when it comes to beaches is the Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos. The only way to get to the beach is through the turquoise waters of the archipelago. The price of tours starts at €20.00, from snorkeling tours within the Island to the popular Shipwreck beach. Since it is a popular destination, expect more tourists to the site. The popular Korean drama "Descendants of the Sun" was filmed in this paradise in 2016. It is also said the drama has contributed to the rise of tourists since it was released.